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Transat a-330-300 which config ?

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Transat a-330-300 which config ?

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Transat use 2 config for the 330-300 (3-3-3) and (2-4-2) is there a way to know on which flights the 2-4-2 is used ? 

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Can’t speak for Air Transat, but normally, you will see this when you look at seat availability during the booking process. Does AT allow you to see this before booking? Another option is to look at the SeatGuru site and enter your flight number.

This may vary with many airlines making aircraft and schedule adjustments regularly right now.
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Majority of the time is going to be 3-3-3 configuration. You can look up the flight you want to take and see if they have a tail number, that way you can get more details of the plane itself, but it is not uncommon for TS to swap plans last minute.
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Do they still have any 2-4-2 config? Should be all switched to 3-3-3 by now?

It's a very tight config, tells you how tight it is when even AC won't cram 3-3-3 in a A330!
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No "full service" or legacy carrier crams 9 abreast in A330s (and FWIW its common fuselage siblings, the A340, A300 and A310). Only the discount carriers do.

If you want to see bad, try 8 abreast in a 767 (Britannia does that).
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thriftshopper wrote: No "full service" or legacy carrier crams 9 abreast in A330s (and FWIW its common fuselage siblings, the A340, A300 and A310). Only the discount carriers do.

If you want to see bad, try 8 abreast in a 767 (Britannia does that).
that one that comes "closest" to a full service carrier and still crams 9 across is TAP , though I'll rank TAP and TS as really discount/leisure carriers except TAP is part of star alliance and codeshares some flights ..some people don't realize and end up on TAP
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StatsGuy wrote: that one that comes "closest" to a full service carrier and still crams 9 across is TAP , though I'll rank TAP and TS as really discount/leisure carriers except TAP is part of star alliance and codeshares some flights ..some people don't realize and end up on TAP
Thanks. Didn't know. TP is one of the very few flag carriers of the western EU countries I have yet to fly on.

I've flown on 9-abreast A330s (same airline) a few times, but fortunately 2 of those really long flights were upfront. The one time it wasn't up front thankfully no one wanted the middle seat in the extra-cost forward section.
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StatsGuy wrote: Do they still have any 2-4-2 config? Should be all switched to 3-3-3 by now?

It's a very tight config, tells you how tight it is when even AC won't cram 3-3-3 in a A330!
Outch, trust me... they do high density 77W instead, which is even worse.
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Latitude57 wrote: Outch, trust me... they do high density 77W instead, which is even worse.
Not as bad as 3-3-3 in a A330 like on Transat

Why do you think even AC won't do 3-3-3 in an A330 but will do 3-4-3 in a 777 but do 2-4-2 instead even in new config. It's even too tight for AC but not TS

Why doesn't Transat do 2-4-2 like AC and other non discount airlines?
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StatsGuy wrote: Not as bad as 3-3-3 in a A330 like on Transat

Why do you think even AC won't do 3-3-3 in an A330 but will do 3-4-3 in a 777 but do 2-4-2 instead even in new config. It's even too tight for AC but not TS

Why doesn't Transat do 2-4-2 like AC and other non discount airlines?
The only thing I'll say;

Look on seatguru website and compare the two. 77W high density is tighter. End of discussion.

@OP: When you do seat selection you'll see which config it is, but you wont know before purchase.
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